The left hand side of the bicorn bears a black cockade with bullion wire tassel on top, with twisted gold bullion wires on both front and back ends.
The edges are finished with black brocade featuring a continuous oakleaves & acorns design.
The inside is lined with white silk and cream coloured leather ‘sweat band’.
The makers details include “Royal Crest & gold lettering: J Friedeberg, 81 Queen Street, Portsea”.
The epaulettes have twisted gold wire fittings sewed on, golden silk with a silver “anchor” on top and anchor decorated gold naval buttons. Both epaulets are blue silk and black leather lined, bearing Gieves trade mark: “By special appointment, Royal crest, To his majesty the King, Gieves Limited”.
The hat is 16 ½ inches (42 cm) in length from fore to aft, sits 5 ½ inches (14 cm) tall and has a headband length of 20 inches (51 cm).
The set weighs 840 grams.
The beaver is soft and unstained; the hat’s shape has held up excellently, it is only the soft fabric that shows any service wear (refer to pictures).
The gold bullion tassel wiring on the bicorn has become undone but it can be reattached the set presents well.